Best Forgotten Bands of the 70's.

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Book Early and Dinner At The Ritz.. all very good. Sea Of Tranquility raves about these:
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City Boy.
Seen City Boy a few times too.
Great band with two or three excellent albums behind them.
 

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This band kinda flirted with punk...and had traces of pub rock with his Nick Lowe connections. Seem to recall Mink De Ville had the same tag. Anyhow..some great albums from Graham Parker & The Rumour. ..even an apperance in This is 40 movie:
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Graham Parker - Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions.

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Hold Back The Night.

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Discovering Japan.
Saw Graham Parker a few times back in the 70s too!
Far and away his best gig was at Reading Festival in 1977.
Some terrific albums to be hunted out for anyone new to him...
Heat Treatment
Howling' Wind
Stick to Me
Another Great Area
The Parkerilla
- double live album: superb!!
 

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STONE THE CROWS 1969-1973. A Scottish blues/rock band that featured Maggie Bell on vocals along with Les Harvey on electric guitar James Dewar on bass and Colin Allen on drums. Les Harvey was electrocuted on stage at a gig and died. Maggie Bell had a successful solo career during the rest of the 1970s and 1980s with James Dewar teaming up with Robin Trower during the rest of the 1970s but sadly died in 2002. Colin Allen joined the Dutch band Focus for one album appearing on there Hamburger Concerto album in 1974 and also appearing on a number of other artist's albums during the rest of the 1970s & 1980s.
Brother of the Sensational Alex who struggled to cope with his brother's death for many years afterwards.
 

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Hey Kath, STATUS QUO's latest album " Backbone " in 2019, reached #6 on the British Chart, it cracked the Australian Top 100 for a couple of weeks without any airplay or media promotion, just word of mouth. It is their first album since the death of RICK PARFITT on Xmas Eve 2016. RICK was in STATUS QUO for 50 years.
STATUS QUO haven't been forgotten, though they have been criminally ignored by RADIO, especially in AUSTRALIA, which was a very strong region for QUO in the 70's, early 80's & 1968 with PICTURES of MATCHSTICKMEN their debut Single that peaked at #12 in the USA,#19 in Australia, #7 UK, #18 Austria, #7 Germany, #4 Netherlands, #7 New Zealand, #5 Switzerland ICE in the SUN reached #70 in the USA & # 48 in Australia.

Kath, if Radio don't play a Band's new material, then the general public think that the Band or Artist is no longer in existence.
If you google any Band's Discography Wiki, you'll see the history of the regions where and when they've had success.

STATUS QUO are one of many Bands that still exist in name only, Francis Rossi is the only Original member.

QUO have been going for so long, that even their 'new' members have been in the Band for 40 years or 37 years or 10 years.
Richie Malone their 'new' Rhythm Guitarist replaced the deceased RICK PARFITT in 2016, which is 6 years, obviously.
However, some Bands don't last 6 years.
Here's the LINK for QUO's Discography Chart history - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_Quo_discography#Singles

I'm going to Google SPINAL TAP to see if they're still touring somewhere.
The *** PISTOLS are currently on their 2022 Tour, with all Original members.
DURAN DURAN performed at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games playing their Mid-90'***** " Ordinary World "
I'm sure that there are plenty of other Bands that are still soldiering on.....................
 

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STATUS QUO are one of many Bands that still exist in name only, Francis Rossi is the only Original member.
I do still occasionally play Dog Of Two Head & Piledriver a couple of times a year amongst everything else that I listen to 365 days a year.
 

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